Ken Adam: Oscar-Winning Set Designer & German RAF Typhoon Pilot

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Normandy, August 1944. In the six weeks since the pilots of 609…

Going Big for World War II at the Chalke Valley History Festival

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I'm getting very excited about the living history we are laying…

The Battle That Turned the War in the Far East

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  Just before Christmas, I finished writing a new book…

Could the Allies Have Won the War Without the Soviet Union?

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Ever since the end of the Cold War and the brief opening of the…

Germany & the Battle of Britain

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  I originally wrote this for BBC History Magazine, but…

Battle of Britain Day

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Seventy-five years ago today, fierce aerial battles were taking…

Germany in August 1939 – Not as Developed as Myth Would Have It

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In Plauen, in south-east Germany, the men of Artillerie Regiment…

From Prisoners To Captors

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I'm currently shooting a documentary film for BBC 2 about the…

Historians Have Been To Quick To Criticise the Allied Armies

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I've been thinking for a long time that too many historians have…

Dam Busters - Preface to my new book

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The Dams Raid is truly an incredible story.  Really.  An…

Jack Tanner Book 5

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I've had a few queries recently about whether there is a new…

P-40 Kittyhawk Found in Egyptian Desert

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Peter Dye, the DG of the RAF Museum, put me onto this amazing…